Monthly Archives: July 2010

Glogster-reflection (Unit 5)

To set the stage for educators to encourage students to use and develop their creating mind, we need to do a few things.  First, we need to be ready to model creativity in our presentations and teaching to them.  Secondly, … Continue reading

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Unit 5-Sharing Creativity with iEarn

iEarn stands for the International Education and Resource Network.  Begun in 1988, iEarn is an internet-based,  not-for-profit organization that enables teachers and students from around the world to collaborate on interesting, creative, and meaningful educational projects.  Participants come from over 125 … Continue reading

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Creativity Tool-Animoto

I am really excited to bring Animoto into my arsenal of creative teaching tools.  Animoto is a free online video creation application.  It allows you to upload your own video clips, photos, and music.  It takes those and automatically melds … Continue reading

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Project 1: Reflection

Reflection Blog For my PowerPoint project, I created a student activity that will be used to introduce the topic:  Early European Explorers of the New World.  This project was designed for students in the 5th grade.  In this project, I … Continue reading

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The Synthesizing Mind

As others have noted in the discussion pages, I found the reading this week on synthesizing to be rather complex and difficult for me to easily comprehend.  I find that I have numerous ideas of ways to create interdisciplinary lessons as … Continue reading

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Using Digital Media in Training the Disciplined Mind

Link to “Early Explorers: The Age of Discovery” In this lesson, the goal is to expose intermediate-age students to the Great Explorers of the early world, and their discoveries. The first use of this video would be as an opening activity to … Continue reading

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